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Old 06-24-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
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Moonlight question

Have a 38g tank I bought an led strip that is about a foot long. It has 8 blue LEDs that produce 100 lumens . Is this to much light to leave on during the night? What amount of time should they stay on?
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:05 AM   #2
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I think I have posted in the wrong spot but another question would be how will this effect my corals. Open brain , frogspawn, colt coral and Xenia. Posting light question in another spot.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:08 AM   #3
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I have my moonlights run from when my blues go off for 2 hours, until midnight. i wouldnt leave them on all night, fish and corals need dark time too.
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I agree. My moonlights start at 8pm and ramp down all the way till 3am then total darkness until 7am when the light cycle starts over again.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:48 AM   #5
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oh bugger i have the rsm 250 and my moon lights come on about 8.30pm and starts again at 11 am
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:04 AM   #6
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I keep my moonlights on all night. Never has an effect on corals but they are not very bright ones either. Im gonna plug them into my PC4 and setup a cycle and see how things go that way just to experiment but i dont expect a change.
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